British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has said that the British government does “not lament” the terrorist-style assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani at the hand of US forces.
The PM described General Soleimani as a “threat to all our interests”, presumably meaning the UK and the US.
Johnson’s statement comes on the heels of opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn’s, condemnation of foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, for his “sympathy” for Trump’s “reckless and lawless” killing of General Soleimani.
In a tweet, Corbyn described Raab’s position as “craven” and “dangerous”.
These latest political developments coincide with reports that Britain’s Royal Navy is preparing to assist the US in potential military action against Iran.